Welcome to Sadie Valeri's

 Online Atelier 

Virtual Painting and Drawing Lessons

A complete classical realism art program online.

Join our Online Atelier for instant access to all of Sadie's drawing and oil painting courses.

Personal weekly feedback available.

Art lessons are also available as video downloads or shipped on USB card.

Oil painting by Sadie Valeri - Self portrait
Still Life oil painting by Sadie Valeri | Black Jug with Seashell

Painting Program

Learn three major oil painting methods:

Alla Prima Contemporary Impressionist
Direct Italian Renaissance
Indirect Dutch Golden Age

Drawing Program

Increase your skill level with our classical drawing lessons: Bargue Plates, Cast Drawing, and Figure Drawing, in Graphite and Charcoal, following traditional academic atelier training methods.

Cast drawing in graphite pencil of a horse by Sadie Valeri

About Sadie Valeri

Sadie Valeri is an internationally recognized classical oil painter based in San Francisco, California and her work has been exhibited across the United States and Europe. 
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Still life oil painting by Sadie Valeri | Art Nouveau Embrace

"The videos are filled with gems and information like no other course I watched."

"I'm so impressed by your clear descriptions. The 'penny' is dropping constantly for me."

"The distinction between your videos and others was immediately apparent. You are able to teach and not just demo."

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About the Atelier

Sadie Valeri Atelier offered in-studio classes to 150 students a week from 2009 to 2019, and since 2014 we have been offering online instruction and  videos.
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Photo of Sadie and Nowell Valeri and art students at our San Francisco atelier studio

What is an "Atelier"?

Pronounced “ah-TEL-ee-yay”, the word atelier is a French term meaning workshop or artist’s studio. Today is has come to mean an independent art school teaching classical realism.
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Painting of Bouguereau's Atelier StudioJefferson David Chalfant Museum: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Help and F.A.Q.

Materials Lists, Studio Setup and answers to Frequently Asked Questions like:

Where should I start?

We always recommend focusing on drawing before painting, and the Drawing Program is accessible for beginners but also challenging enough for professional artists.... 
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Drawing of Drapery by Sadie Valeri Charcoal and Chalk

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